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Waterman's Surfside Grille

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Northeast Virginia Beach
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415 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
+1 757-428-3644
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9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Families with children
Description: Waterman's Surfside Grille captures a slice of coastal living for the true...
Waterman's Surfside Grille captures a slice of coastal living for the true flavor of Virginia Beach! Family owned and operated since 1981, Waterman's serves only the freshest seafood, steaks, and ribs. Serving lunch and dinner daily and brunch on Sundays, we offer indoor and outdoor dining overlooking the ocean, as well as a patio boardwalk bar. It's not a trip to Waterman's without a taste of our signature She Crab Soup and Original Orange Crush cocktail!
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Been there dozens times with wife and kids and never disappointed, always good food and service, it's not the ultimate dining experience but it's consistent, plenty of choices and you don't get ripped off to enjoy the ocean view!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Virginia
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The restaurant faces the ocean, which was probably its best aspect. Even on a cold February evening this little spot was busy with crowds! The crab cakes were lovely and flavourful. However, being accustomed to spicy food, I found the rest of the seafood a little bland. The hosts were smiling and friendly too.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Been there dozens times with wife and kids and never disappointed, always good food and service, it's not the ultimate dining experience but it's consistent, plenty of choices and you don't get ripped off to enjoy the ocean view!

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Barrington, Rhode Island
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a large party of 18 and they were able to accommodate us. The service was very nice and the food was good. The fish tacos were my favorite item on the menu and they were quite yummy.

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Thank Deborah L
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great food, but a bit pricey! Good food and service, but eating with a family of 5 costs north of $100. Place has a nice view of the beach.

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Thank tcordero
Norfolk, Virginia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Love this place!!!! Consistently great food, service, and atmosphere. We are locals and this one of our hangouts!!!!!

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Thank Jonathan H
Leesburg, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must when you visit VB. The HOME of the Orange Crush (fresh squeezed oranges)! The food is typical pub and seafood fare, right on the ocean front. There are essentially four seating sections that cater to different needs in this pretty spot: outside with a beach view, main dining, an outside-ish bar area, and an inside bar... More 

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Richmond
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Girls weekend started right with orange crushes and seafood dinner! Crankcase were very full of crab and the broiled seafood platter was awesome. Can't wait to visit again

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Thank Barbara O
Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Staying in VA Beach for a conference, and came here on the recommendation of a friend who had recently gotten married using their catering services. Oh my! The food was excellent, the atmosphere fabulous. Like I said, don't miss this place, the tuna bites or the Orange Crushes!!!

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Thank Cassjede
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is average in my opinion. I have eaten here for dinner a couple times and it is ok. Breakfast was pretty good though! The originator of the "Orange Crush" drink and still the best. If you come here, you have to have the signature drink that many have copied but none have perfected.

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Thank Bryan F
Pavilion, New York
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was wonderful and the waitstaff pleasant on our midweek luncheon, but a Friday evening revisit was a very different experience. Our meals, a burger and salad, were excellent both times. The choices were fun! We had, for example a lovely hummus platter and great she crab soup. Just be prepared for noise and crowding if you dine here... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 415 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Virginia Beach>  > Northeast Virginia Beach
  • Neighborhood: Northeast Virginia Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 757-428-3644

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 25
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Families with children

Description

Waterman's Surfside Grille captures a slice of coastal living for the true flavor of Virginia Beach! Family owned and operated since 1981, Waterman's serves only the freshest seafood, steaks, and ribs. Serving lunch and dinner daily and brunch on Sundays, we offer indoor and outdoor dining overlooking the ocean, as well as a patio boardwalk bar. It's not a trip to Waterman's without a taste of our signature She Crab Soup and Original Orange Crush cocktail!
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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